Scars are a normal part of being human. We get them from injuries, surgery (including C-sections), acne and various diseases. Mostly, they go unnoticed. Sometimes, however, the way a scar develops can be problematic and create a variety of symptoms associated with it. They can impact our daily lives in a variety of ways, causing:
- Areas of numbness
- Decreased mobility in the areas around the scar
- Unsightly, thick, raised and/or red areas
- Self -consciousness regarding the scar
If this applies to you, acupuncture may help in reducing the problems associated with scars. Old or new, many scars respond to these treatments. Often, they are combined with other modalities, such as moxibustion (a gentle heating technique) or cupping. Each treatment can be combined with acupuncture treatment for other conditions unrelated to the scar.